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City Council – Highlights from the December 7, 2017 Meeting

Published on December 8, 2017

Huntsville City Council

Volleyball courts

The City Council approved a contract with Chorba Construction to begin work on a new sand volleyball complex at John Hunt Park.

The facility will include 12 courts, easing the load at the existing six courts at Brahan Spring Park, and a building that will include concessions, changing facilities and restrooms. There will also be a 150-by-30 foot pavilion.

The building will also serve competitors at the John Hunt Park cross-country course. Total project cost is $3.6 million.



The Mayor was authorized to enter into contracts with FTI Consulting and Direct Communications to represent the City of Huntsville’s interests in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery, respectively.


Board Appointments

Dr. John Kvach to Seat 1 (previously held by Katie Stamps, who has accepted a position as the City’s Historic Preservation Consultant) on the Huntsville Historic Preservation Commission for a term to expire May 3, 2021.

Karen Sharee Holland (seat previously held by David Ely) to Seat 3 on the Historic Preservation Commission for a six (6) year term to expire May 3, 2023.


Board Nominations

Linda Spalla to the Industrial Development Board for a term to expire May 27, 2019.

Reappoint Freeman Holifield to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority for a term to expire January 1, 2022.

Kerry St. John to The Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville – Westminster for a term to expire November 9, 2021.



The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville was recognized for receiving the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations accreditation.



An 84.65-acre area of land on the north side of Bibb Garrett Road and on the east side of Interstate 65 to provide City services. This land is to be used by the BOCAR Group, an automotive parts supplier which plans to break ground next spring.



A work session to discuss plans for the new City Hall is scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The next City Council meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 21.

For more information, including hyperlinked contracts, visit Council Agendas and Minutes or view video recordings of past Council Meetings in the HSV TV video library.

WATCH a replay of the City Council meeting